Mechanical Engineer Job Careers – Aga Khan University (AKU)

Job Title:             Mechanical Engineer

Organization: Aga Khan
University (AKU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Project Director
About US:
The Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, not-for-profit,
international University first established in 1983, with 13 teaching sites in
eight countries. AKU has seven hospitals and over 250 outreach health centres.
The University is a non-denominational institution open to all, irrespective of
religion, ethnicity, gender or national origin. Since 2001, AKU has offered
academic programmes in nursing, medicine and education for East African
Countries. The Aga Khan University will establish a campus in Kampala Uganda.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
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In charge of reviewing construction drawings
from design and constructability point of view and working closely with design
team to understand design intent as well as carrying out value engineering
whenever an opportunity arises.
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Responsible for supervising and checking daily,
site work related to heating, ventilation and air conditioning, installation of
boilers and chillers and air handling units, plumbing and piping works, medical
gases system and building management system as well as ensure the work is as
per drawings and applicable standards and codes.
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Preparing purchase requisitions, for all
mechanical equipment such as chillers, boilers, clarifier, air handlers,
terminal units, medical air plants, building management systems, laundry
machines, cooking ranges; washers, etc and also obtaining and reviewing
technical submittals in coordination with consultants and the Equipment Planner
and preparing technical comparative summaries for procurement approvals.
·        
Measuring quantities of works executed by the
contractor(s) at site and verifying contractor’s bills.
·        
Keenly review the MEP shop drawings prepared by
the contractor(s) and report any discrepancy. Gain formal approval before
execution. Coordinate with other trades to avoid any coordination problem that
may arise during execution of work at site.
·        
Attending regular site meetings with consultants
and contractors to resolve site issues. Give immediate decisions while
coordinating with Project Director to avoid any delay.
·        
Witness commissioning of equipment and systems
and prepare the reports.
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Preparing punch list on completion of the work
and ensure that all listed items are attended by the contractor(s) before
issuance of completion certificate.
·        
Reviewing and check As-built drawings upon
completion of projects, prepare commissioning documents along with operational
and maintenance manuals for mechanical works.
·        
Review operation and maintenance manuals
submitted by the contractor and ensure that system write up and complete
information including all catalogs are submitted by the contractor as required
under the terms of the contract.
·        
Maintaining and organizing all construction
documents such as submittals, test reports, transmittal letters, change orders,
memos, shop-drawings and manuals etc.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should hold a Bachelors’ Degree in
Mechanical Engineering.
·        
At least five years’ experience in the
construction industry, preferably in construction of hospitals and healthcare
institutions.
·        
Highly proficient in using AutoCAD and Revit
Electrical or Revit Mechanical.
·        
Be highly motivated with initiative and strong
communication skills.
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Mechanical: HVAC, plumbing system,
boiler/steam generators, medical gas system, Building management system;
mechanical construction materials, installation methods.
How to Apply:
All ideal candidates are encouraged to send their applications,
Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees and copies of certificates &
testimonials to hr.recruitment@aku.edu.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 21st July 2017

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